“Many of these Governor’s are avid sportsmen and realize the importance of knives in the pursuit of outdoor activities and with emergency preparedness,” CJ Buck commented on his first time attending the annual event.
The American Knife and Tool Institute launches a monthly online auction starting August 1, 2011. The auction is a fundraiser for the organization’s legislative efforts and features a Buck Knives fixed-blade hunting knife as its first item for bid.
The entire knife industry and community was saddened today to learn of the unexpected death of prolific knife designer Blackie Collins.
The 6th AKTI president was selected at Blade 2011. Bill Raczkowski of Gerber follows AKTI President Goldie Russell, A.G. Russell Knives, who successful led the organization for four years, including through the U.S. Customs effort.
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) was named AKTI’s first “American Knife & Tool Institute Advocacy Partner,” recognizing CSF importance as the voice of American sportsmen to legislators.